Mini, founded in England by the British Motor Company, and was the iconic British car of the 1960’s. Between 1959 several models of Mini’s were produced up until 2000, when the final British Mini rolled off the assembly line. BMW then purchased the right to “Mini” when it purchased the Rover Group. Mini is known for being surprisingly spacious for such a small vehicle.
Before the BMW purchase, Mini’s were produced in Cowley, Oxfordshire and Longbridge, Birmingham, England. After the sale, a new factory was rebuilt in Cowley. Mini’s are assembled in England, Austria, India, Malaysia, and Thailand. Mini’s are sold worldwide, however, the largest market is the United States followed by the United Kingdom.
Today, Mini offers several lines of cars. The hardtop two door Cooper and Cooper S is similar in design to the iconic mini of the 1960’s, but with standard BMW characteristics. The Cooper is also available in a slightly larger four door.
Also available is the Countryman. Four Cooper models make up this lineup, two of which are available in all-wheel drive. The Clubman, a larger more utilitarian version of the four door Mini is available in RWD and all-wheel drive. Two door or four door convertibles are also available.
Mini is also a highly awarded vehicle line. The 2019 Mini Hardtop 2 door was named the 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick and has received that award five years in a row. J.D. Power ranked Mini Cooper “Highest Ranked Compact Sporty Car in Initial Quality.”
Since all the models in the Mini line are small vehicles, the cost for car shipping will be very reasonable. Smaller cars are much easier to ship than larger vehicles as the shipper has more flexibility with loading the cars on the trailer. If purchasing a classic Mini at auction, car shipping should be very reasonable due to the small size of the car. Contact a reputable car shipping carrier or broker today for more information and a free quote.